Rose Quartz and Serenity have been unveiled as Pantone Color Institute’s 2016 Colors of the Year. The dusty pink and lavender hues were at the center of vignettes created by celebrity designer, Kristin Alber in locations within Atlanta’s AmericasMart during the recent Home and Gift Market. CASTELLE’ latest contemporary collection, Park Place, was featured in a street-side window by Alber on display for market goers to view and draw inspiration.

A celebrated designer, Alber’s design work has been featured in national publications including Country Home, Country Living, Where Women Cook, Where Women Create, Rue Magazine and Luxe Magazines. She currently works as the creative director at REstyleSOURCE and is the primary buyer and co-owner for FOUND, Chandler, AZ.

Alber was responsible for three of the PANTONE Design Exhibition’s vignettes and incorporated products from exhibiting sponsors into each design focused on 2016’s colors.

“One of our goals is to inspire our Market attendees with stunning displays and creative merchandising. By presenting a series of styled vignettes in partnership with PANTONE® across campus, we hope buyers and designers will realize the exceptional resources available at AmericasMart,” says Jill Ford, vice president of Leasing, The Gardens® and Casual Furniture. “Incorporating Castelle furniture from CASTELLE is a stellar example of how high-end casual product can transform a space. We are thrilled they worked with us on a showcase vignette for The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® in January and look forward to future projects.”

As a sponsor of the Pantone® Design Exhibition, CASTELLE’ products joined other sponsor products on display in vignettes by designers including Robert Leleux, Shaun Smith, Jamie Durie, Heather Hogan Roberts, Janie Hirsch, Michael Habachy, Michel Boyd, Tami Ramsay, Krista Nye Schwartz of CLOTH & KIND, and Alber. The vignettes and sponsors were celebrated with a reception put on by AmericasMart on Saturday evening during the show.